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Paperback:The spy who came in from the cold:2016
Author: Le Carre, John, 1931-
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: An agent, desperate to end his career as a spy during the Cold War, is caught up in a breathlessly perilous assignment to come in from the cold and re-enter the West.
288 pages ; 19 cm (pbk)
0701187840
Hardback:Dear life:2012
Author: Munro, Alice, 1931-
Year 2012
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: Toronto, Ont.: McClelland & Stewart. Alice Munro captures the essence of life in this collection of stories. Moments of change, chance encounters, the twist of fate that leads a person to a new way of thinking or being: the stories in 'Dear Life' build to form a radiant, indelible portrait of just how dangerous and strange ordinary life can be. Originally published: Toronto, Ont.: McClelland & Stewart
319 p. ; 24 cm (hbk)
0727851683
Hardback:The reunion:1997:Rev. [ed.]
Author: Lorrimer, Claire, 1921-
Author: Robins, Patricia, 1921-
Year 1997
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Edition: Rev. [ed.]
Publisher: Severn House
Resource type: Physical
Note: Previous ed.: published as Three loves by Patricia Robins. s.l.: s.n., 1948 Clare is an attractive and independent woman and when she is invited to meet her old school chums at Sally's engagement party she has little idea that she will soon be falling in love with her schoolfriend's fiancée. eng
250p. ; 23 cm (hbk)
Hardback
0141346817
Paperback:Percy Jackson and the Titan's curse:2013
Author: Riordan, Rick
Year 2013
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
Note: Film tie-in Originally published: New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 2007 Percy and his friends Annabeth and Thalia are heading to Maine to bring two new demigods to Camp Half-Blood. But there, they discover that the Great Stirring of the Monsters has begun. And their deadliest enemy yet - the General - is plotting the fall of Olympus.
293 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
0749952164
Paperback:Friday night with the girls:2011
Author: Low, Shari
Year 2011
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Piatkus
Resource type: Physical
Note: Through twenty years of ups and downs, Lou has had the best friends a woman could hope for in Lizzy and Ginger. Now, Lou needs her friends more than ever because her past has just caught up with her in a shocking way. Everyone makes mistakes in life - but Lou has just discovered that she might have made the biggest one of all.
330 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
0718187431
Hardback:The chalk man:2018
Author: Tudor, C. J.
Year 2018
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Resource type: Physical
Note: Looking back, it all started on the day of the fair and the terrible accident. When twelve-year-old Eddie first met the Chalk Man. It was the Chalk Man who gave Eddie the idea for the drawings: a way to leave secret messages between his group of friends. And it was fun, to start with, until the figures led them to the body of a young girl. That was thirty years ago and Ed thought the past was behind him. Then he receives a letter containing just two things: a piece of chalk, and a drawing of a stick figure. As history begins to repeat itself, Ed realises the game was never over.
339 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
150985861X
Hardback:This is going to hurt, secret diaries of a junior doctor:2017
Author: Kay, Adam
Year 2017
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Picador
Resource type: Physical
Note: Adam Kay was a junior doctor from 2004 until 2010, before a devastating experience on a ward caused him to reconsider his future. He kept a diary throughout his training, and 'This Is Going to Hurt' intersperses tales from the front line of the NHS with reflections on the current crisis. The result is a first-hand account of life as a junior doctor in all its joy, pain, sacrifice and maddening bureaucracy, and a love letter to those who might at any moment be holding our lives in their hands.
267 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
0007477082
Paperback:Sunshine on a rainy day:2016
Author: Fraser, Bryony
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Avon
Resource type: Physical
Note: It's Zoe and Jack's first wedding anniversary party. They've got an announcement! They're getting divorced.
338 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
024114650X
Paperback:The Circle, a novel:2014
Author: Eggers, Dave
Year 2014
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and. Originally published: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013 When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. Mae can't believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world - even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public.
491 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
0552172782
Paperback:Streets of darkness:2017
Author: Dhand, A. A.
Year 2017
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Corgi Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: "Introducing DI Harry Virdee"--Front cover Originally published: London: Bantam Press, 2016 The sky over Bradford is heavy with foreboding. It always is. But this morning it has reason to be - this morning a body has been found. And it's not just any body. Detective Harry Virdee should be at home with his wife. Impending fatherhood should be all he can think about but he's been suspended from work just as the biggest case of the year lands on what would have been his desk. Determined to restore his reputation, Harry is obliged to take to the shadows in search of notorious ex-con and prime suspect, Lucas Dwight. But Harry soon finds out what it's like to be on the other side of the law.
405 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Hardback:La belle sauvage:2017
Author: Pullman, Philip, 1946-
Year 2017
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: David Fickling Books in association with Penguin
Resource type: Physical
Note: Philip Pullman returns to the world of 'His Dark Materials' with this novel, set ten years before 'Northern Lights' and featuring his much-loved character, Lyra Belacqua.
545 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
0593070755
Paperback:Get the guy, use the secrets of the male mind to find, attract and keep your ideal man:2013
Author: Hussey, Matthew
Author: Hussey, Stephen
Year 2013
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bantam Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: This is the book that single women have been waiting for! Written by the hottest dating coach on the scene, Matthew Hussey, it offers clear, honest and practical advice for women on how to find their ideal man - and, importantly, how to keep him. Using simple steps, Matthew guides us through the complex maze of dating and shows us just how to find the guy, get the guy and keep the guy.
292 pages ; 22 cm (pbk)
1444722751
Paperback:Dreams of gods and monsters:2015
Author: Taylor, Laini
Year 2015
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Hodder
Resource type: Physical
Note: Conclusion to the Daughter of smoke and bone trilogy Originally published: New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2014 By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her, if there can even be a future for the chimaera in war-ravaged Eretz. When Jael's brutal seraph army trespasses into the human world, the unthinkable becomes essential, and Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat. It is a twisted version of their long-ago dream, and they begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people - and, perhaps, for themselves.
613 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Paperback:The maker of swans:2017
Author: O'Donnell, Paraic
Year 2017
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2016 The world had forgotten Mr Crowe and his mysterious gifts. Until he killed the poet. He lived a secluded life in the fading grandeur of his country estate. His companions were his faithful manservant and his ward, Clara, a silent, bookish girl who has gifts of her own. Now Dr Chastern, the leader of a secret society, arrives at the estate to call Crowe to account and keep his powers in check. But it is Clara's even greater gifts that he comes to covet most. She must learn to use them quickly, if she is to save them all.
327 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
0575089938
Paperback:The well of ascension:2009
Author: Sanderson, Brandon
Year 2009
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Gollancz
Resource type: Physical
Note: The impossible has happened. The Lord Ruler is dead, having been vanquished. But so too is Kelsier, the man who masterminded the triumph. The awesome task of rebuilding the world has been left to his protege Vin, a one-time street urchin, now the most powerful Mistborn in the land. On loan from another library - 1702529 DEP The impossible has happened. The Lord Ruler is dead, having been vanquished. But so too is Kelsier, the man who masterminded the triumph. The awesome task of rebuilding the world has been left to his protégé Vin, a one-time street urchin, now the most powerful Mistborn in the land.
x, 781 p., maps ; 20 cm (pbk)
0575089911
Paperback:The final empire:2009
Author: Sanderson, Brandon
Year 2009
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Gollancz
Resource type: Physical
Note: 1,000 years ago evil came to the land and has ruled with an iron hand ever since. But now a troublemaker has arrived and there is rumour of revolt. A revolt that depends on a criminal that no-one can trust and a young girl who must master Allomancy - the magic that lies in all metals. 1000 years ago evil came to the land and has ruled with an iron hand ever since. But now a troublemaker has arrived and there is rumour of revolt. A revolt that depends on a criminal that no-one can trust and a young girl who must master Allomancy - the magic that lies in all metals.
vii, 647 p., maps ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Paperback:The end of Mr. Y:2016
Author: Thomas, Scarlett
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Canongate
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: Orlando: Harcourt, 2006 Ariel Manto has a fascination with a 19th century scientist by the name of Thomas Lumas. His rarest work, 'The End of Mr. Y', was written before his disappearance, and the same fate seems to have befallen all the book's few readers ever since. When Ariel uncovers a copy in a second-hand bookshop, she is launched into an adventure.
1 volume (pbk)
0552137030
Paperback:Good omens, the nice and accurate prophecies of Agnes Nutter, witch, a novel:1991:Reprint.
Author: Pratchett, Terry, 1948-
Author: Gaiman, Neil
Year 1991
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: Reprint.
Publisher: Corgi
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Gollancz, 1990. According to the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter - the world's only totally reliable guide to the future - the world will end on Saturday. Originally published: London: Gollancz, 1990 Teenage fiction Young adult
382 p. ; 18 cm (pbk)